Bloodshed in the name of God

Terry Jones has finally done in Afghanistan what he has been unable to do here — cause bloodshed in the streets. The New York Times is reporting that thousands of angry protesters took to the streets in Afghanistan. Riled by the actions of Terry Jones, they overran the compound at the United Nations and killed at least a dozen [Read More…]

Pole Dancing for Jesus

Lordamercy, she says shaking her head sadly. Got a link to this from Susan Isaacs, who, far as I know, does not practice this. That’s all I got to say about that. Changed my mind. That isn’t all I have to say about this. Did you catch her comment about dancing to Contemporary Christian Music? [Read More…]

Beth Moore & Biblical Illiteracy

I know you all probably think this is the only place where I stir things up but it ain’t. (Public Service Announcement: While I’m trying to write Tim is going around singing “Oh, Danny Boy”.  He sounds like a drunk coming in after the all-nighter. Moreover, it’s way too early for me. That he’s singing [Read More…]

A Le(t)go story

Mark 10:21 Jesus looked at him lovingly and said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you have and give it to the poor. Then come and follow me.’ Mark 10:22 At this, the man was very sad and went away grieving, for he had a great many possessions. Excerpted from The [Read More…]

Driscoll & the truth of hell

There’s a good discussion going on over at Matthew Paul Turner’ s site about this video. MPT makes it clear that he doesn’t like Driscoll’s style. I am not familiar enough with Driscoll’s style to comment on his approach, but I can tell you that I often bristle at MPT’s style. I’m too cranky to [Read More…]

Time to Tax America's Churches

There is a lot of talk about the ways in which the Government does Christians wrong. Taking prayer out of schools, legalizing abortion and physician-assisted suicide, supporting same-sex marriage, to name a few of the more contested issues. How come nobody talks about the ways in which the Church does the Government wrong? Ed Young [Read More…]

A Bubba story

You know him, don’t you? That man at church, the one who drives the Mercedes SUV, or maybe one of those pricey new hybrids. He ‘s generous to a fault, always writing the biggest checks for whatever is needed — be it a new building or several scholarships to church camp. He’s the one preacher calls [Read More…]

Sharing a little sweetness

Heard this duo for the first time today. I couldn’t find a video of the song I heard — Glorious — but this gives you a glimpse of their harmony. You can find out more about them at their site And of course, I absolutely agree with their sentiment in this song and besides, I [Read More…]

The Hell We Create

Editor’s note: The following is a comment a regular blog reader made in reference to a post I wrote earlier this week about the anniversary of the Iraq war.  I think what she has to say is so important, I didn’t want it to be overlooked. Sadly it will not draw as much attention as [Read More…]

Who is "More Better"?

I know this never ever happens to you and your spouse but there are times when Tim and I just get irritated with each other. Times like today. When we were first married — 32 years ago — we used to fight over who was right. We quit fighting over that when it became sadly [Read More…]

Spring Break Mating Season

I’ve been really worried about the economic situation in Oregon as of late. Many of you know that I thought about running for governor in this last election, so it only  makes sense that I would worry about the economy. Just because I didn’t  get elected doesn’t negate in any way the deep-seated concern I [Read More…]

Elizabeth Taylor: Tiara in the kitchen

Edward Murrow interviews the new Miz Todd. “I have a tiara just to do the dishes in,” she says. Even in black-and-white, her beauty is luminescence. Mike Todd would die within a year of this interview, when his overloaded plane — Lucky Liz — crashed. Todd’s birth name, Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen, revealed his heritage — [Read More…]

What is he waiting around for?

Monday was a nasty cold day.  Clouds, heavy as a cow’s teat, hung overhead, threatening to drench anyone at any moment. I put on some sweats and thought about going to the club to workout but then figured,  why bother? This is the sort of day Jesus would pick to bust the sky wide open [Read More…]

How do you remember?

Did you do anything to remember it? Visit someone in the hospital perhaps? Make a phone call? Send an email? Bake a cake? Write a letter to your Congressman? Did you join with hundreds of others on a protest march? Or did you sit down with the photos of your son, your husband, your daughter, [Read More…]

Super Moon & Secret Powers

Everybody raised up in Appalachia knows the trick to making a garden flourish is to do the planting under a full moon. The reason Jack’s beanstalk grew so big is he not only planted it under a full moon, but under one of those super moons like we had last night. It was so bright [Read More…]